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Behind The Raise With Firepower Capital

Jon Jackson
PE

Photo (left to right): Anthony Lipschitz, Partner, Private Equity, Jared Kalish, Partner, Private Capital, Ilan Jacobson, Founding Partner & CEO. Credit: Firepower Capital. This morning, Toronto and Montreal-based Firepower Capital announced the closing of a pool of committed capital earmarked for private equity transactions. The raise is part of the expansion of Firepower’s private equity division,

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COVID‑19: Venture Capital Perspectives and Reactions

Jon Jackson
VC

This article is part one of a series on VC perspectives and how VCs are responding and supporting their portfolios in response to the realities of COVID-19. If you would like to provide commentary, please contact us here. Breezing past trade disputes and political volatility, yield-curves and domestic energy conflicts, venture capital in Canada is

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Private Equity Partnerships in Tough Times

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On Monday, January 27, the TSX closed its worst day in four months. In the same week, all eyes were on the city of Wuhan in China where officials had just ordered a quarantine for the entire city. These seemingly drastic measures shook the public markets into a tailspin; the record bull market run was

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Decisive Farming: Behind The Exit With McRock Capital

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On December 19, 2019, Alberta-based Decisive Farming announced it had been acquired by Vancouver-headquartered TELUS. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CVCA members, McRock Capital, were early investors in the company and the acquisition represents a successful exit for the fund. According to AgFunderNews, Decisive Farming combines precision agronomics, crop marketing, and information